GRAND BLANC — In 1991, two women set out to form one of the first independently operated outpatient physical therapy rehabilitation agencies in Genesee County. At that time, when a patient needed physical or occupational therapy, they had to go to their local hospital, which wasn’t always convenient. The vision was to provide the highest quality physical and occupational therapy at a convenience to all people. On Nov. 4, Advanced Physical Therapy Center (APTC), a company that now operates seven clinics throughout three counties, celebrates its 25th anniversary, marking a milestone in the company’s history.
Kim Turner, PT, CHT and co-owner had this to say about the company’s milestone anniversary, “If you would have asked us if we thought we would be where we are today, we would have said no at the time. We, definitely, did not imagine having seven clinics in these wonderful communities. But I would have to say that we’ve always had the vision to provide the best therapy possible and help as many people as we could live the life they deserve.”
Linda Gibbs, PT and co-owner adds, “As the need for personalized, quality physical therapy grew, we grew too. Whether it means adding a clinic to meet patient needs or investing in the latest technologies or sending our clinicians for continuing education in the newest treatments, we do whatever it takes to help our patients reach their goals and live their lives to the fullest.”
APTC is one of the first physical therapy companies to offer technologies; such as MedX lumbar and cervical extension and strengthening system; Biodex balance system, which is not only used for balance training in older adults, but it is also used to treat adolescent concussion; and WellWave acoustic compression therapy for musculoskeletal chronic and acute pain. “We try to listen to our patient’s wants and needs and develop strong relationships with our supporting doctors. Patients come to our clinics because we hire the most educated and experienced therapists and use the latest treatments and technology that get results quickly,” said Gibbs.
Gibbs and Turner started APTC with one small clinic in Grand Blanc and a staff of three. They now have over 130 employees and have added a division of certified hand therapy called Advanced Hand Rehab. “That is no small feat,” stated Kristin Molzon, Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing. “In today’s economic climate and ever dissolving insurance payment schedule, staying viable and achieving significant growth is something most independently owned therapy companies cannot attain. They are smart women who know their industry. They also know, that ultimately, they are the creators of their work culture and environment, and they set the standards for the company’s atmosphere. The way they treat the patients and the employees reflects in their longevity.”
After 25 years, APTC is still independently owned and operated by Gibbs and Turner and continues to focus on their mission of providing the highest quality physical and occupational therapy at a convenience. “What we do is not work to us. It is a passion. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing your patient achieve their goals or tell you they can now do something they couldn’t do before therapy. That is why we do what we do and why we became therapists in the first place,” said Gibbs and Turner.
For more information about APTC’s 25th anniversary contact Molzon at (810) 610-6695 or email@example.com.